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James Buchanan
James Buchanan
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James Buchanan

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    • 1. *James Buchanan* *15 th President of the United States
    • 2. *background information* <ul><li>*Born: 1791 in Mercerburg, PA* </li></ul><ul><li>*Died: 1868* </li></ul><ul><li>*Age elected: 65* </li></ul><ul><li>*Occupation: Lawyer* </li></ul><ul><li>*Party: Democrat* </li></ul><ul><li>*Vice president: John C. Breckinridge* </li></ul>
    • 3. *Chief Executive* <ul><li>*Hurt his party in the North by vetoing bills to finance agricultural colleges, improve navigation on the great lakes, and provide free homesteads to western farmers* </li></ul><ul><li>*Endorsed admitting Kansas under Lecompton Constitution* </li></ul>
    • 4. *Head of State* <ul><li>*Gave an uninspired inaugural address; said he’d only serve one term, uphold union, call for fiscal restraint, and advocated geographic expansion* </li></ul><ul><li>*Inaugurated on March 4 th , 1857* </li></ul>
    • 5. *Economic Planner* <ul><li>*Promoted American expansion*… </li></ul><ul><li>*Douglas declared in 1857 to Buchanan that his Lecompton Constitution made a mockery of popular sovereignty.* </li></ul>
    • 6. *Party Leader* <ul><li>*Buchanan selected men for his cabinet that he enjoyed being with, and most of his term agreed with his advisers on policy matters* </li></ul>
    • 7. *Commander in Chief* <ul><li>*Buchanan had skill being the Secretary of state and ambassador, but wasn’t able to construct a compromise to postpone war* </li></ul><ul><li>*Supported war with Mexico* </li></ul>
    • 8. *Chief Legislator* <ul><li>*Proposed Lecompton Constitution to Congress in February, 1858* </li></ul>
    • 9. *Chief Diplomat* <ul><li>*Negotiated treaty with Great Britain that settled Oregon Territory dispute* </li></ul><ul><li>*Received the first Japanese ambassadors to the United States in May, 1860* </li></ul>
    • 10. *Conclusion* <ul><li>*James Buchanan carried out all 7 roles of being a president, even if he didn’t always carry them out very well.* </li></ul>

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